Engaging Internationally

Transitioning to a New Year

January 5, 2015

2014 provided some significant global events and momentum for positive change that we can build on in the new year.  Some of these include:

Sustaining emergent movements: 2014 included protest movements in Hong Kong , the U.S.  and in Peru around climate change negotiations. A new year will challenge us all to sustain …

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Reflections at Year’s End

December 16, 2014

 

It was a particularly interesting year as I took some ‘sabbatical time’ to travel, read, write and reflect.

Traveling is always illuminating, pushing us outside of our comfort zones and providing many lessons and times to practice the important skill of observation. For the first time in many years, I also took some time …

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Learning from Wherever it May Come

November 24, 2014

In September (Making the Most of Online Events) and November 2013 (Asking the Tough Questions) I participated in a number of conferences and workshops through livestreaming and other online opportunities. Although nothing replaces real life interactions, the online option can allow one to be in more than one place at a time. Last week was …

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A new round of UN Summits

November 5, 2014

Every now and then I get ‘historically reflective’.  A few years ago I did a post on “Back to the Future” (which also has some great discussion in the comments section).   Twenty years after a round of UN Forums, this new round of UN Forums we have ‘quietly’ moved into (seeming to parallel and in …

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Tools and methods for co-creation in workshops

October 21, 2014

This post is cross-posted from DIYToolkit where it appeared as a guest post.

Earlier this year I worked with Ci2iGlobal, a global group of social entrepreneurs and NGO practitioners, to organise a Learn and Share Lab focusing on lessons learned around co-creation. The event itself modelled a co-creative approach, and featured 14 case studies of …

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